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Relic hunter gets golden reward

An amateur treasure hunter from Nottinghamshire who found a gold necklace has had it confirmed he will get a share
of its value. Maurice Richardson found the 2,000-year-old torc in February with a metal detector near his Newark home.

An inquest has now declared the artefact to be "treasure".

This means its estimated £100,000 value will be shared between Mr Richardson and Trinity College, Cambridge, who own the land where the torc was found.

Despite the fact he could soon be significantly richer, the metal detector enthusiast says the most important thing about his discovery is its historic value.

The location where the torc was found is being kept secret ahead of anexcavation by archaeologists.

Courtesy of BBC news online.

Relic hunter gets golden reward

Written by: Courtesy of BBC news online.
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